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    Camper-submitted photo from Standing Stone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Standing Stone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Standing Stone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Standing Stone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Standing Stone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Standing Stone State Park Campground

    1.

    Standing Stone State Park Campground

    20 Reviews
    137 Photos
    78 Saves
    Allons, Tennessee

    Welcome to Standing Stone State Park Campground! Nestled in the rolling hills and lush woodlands of Tennessee, this campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Whether you're into fishing, hiking, or just relaxing by the campfire, there's something here for everyone.

    The campground is open all year and features a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and cozy cabins. You'll find amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, showers, and even a laundry room, which is a nice bonus for longer stays. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    One thing to keep in mind is the tricky entrance from the south. There's a narrow, one-lane stone bridge that can be a bit of a challenge for larger rigs. Most folks recommend using the northern entrance to avoid any headaches. Once you're in, though, you'll find spacious sites with picnic tables and fire pits, perfect for a relaxing evening under the stars.

    Visitors have raved about the park's cleanliness and the friendly staff. The restrooms are well-maintained, and the campground itself is quiet and serene. If you're into water activities, the park offers pedal boats and kayaks for rent, and there's a lovely lake for fishing and paddling. The playground and sandbox near the dam are great for kids, and there are plenty of hiking trails to explore.

    Cell service can be spotty, especially for Verizon users, but the park does offer Wi-Fi, though it can be hit or miss. It's a small price to pay for the tranquility and natural beauty you'll find here. So pack your gear, grab your family or friends, and come enjoy a stay at Standing Stone State Park Campground. You won't be disappointed!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Mill Camp and General Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Mill Camp and General Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Mill Camp and General Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Mill Camp and General Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Mill Camp and General Store
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Mill Camp and General Store

    2.

    Old Mill Camp and General Store

    20 Reviews
    68 Photos
    126 Saves
    Bloomington Springs, Tennessee

    Welcome to Old Mill Camp and General Store, a charming spot nestled near Cookeville, TN. This place has a bit of everything to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The campground is known for its spacious sites and friendly atmosphere. You’ll find electric and water hookups, showers, and even a sanitary dump station. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One of the standout features here is the live music on Saturdays. It’s a great way to unwind and enjoy some local tunes. The general store is another highlight, offering everything from sandwiches and ice cream to firewood and camping essentials. It’s a convenient stop for anything you might need during your stay.

    The campground is right across the street from Cummins Falls State Park, which is famous for its stunning waterfalls and excellent hiking trails. It’s a quick drive, making it easy to spend a day exploring the park and then return to the comfort of your campsite.

    Visitors have mentioned the large, well-kept showers and the friendly owners who go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. The sites are generally spacious, though some tent sites can be a bit close together. If you’re in an RV, be aware that maneuvering larger rigs can be tricky in some spots.

    Overall, Old Mill Camp and General Store offers a great mix of convenience, comfort, and local charm. Whether you’re here for the live music, the proximity to Cummins Falls, or just a relaxing camping experience, you’re in for a treat.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Defeated Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Defeated Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Defeated Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Defeated Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Defeated Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Defeated Creek Campground

    3.

    Defeated Creek Campground

    28 Reviews
    85 Photos
    139 Saves
    Carthage, Tennessee

    Overview

    Defeated Creek Park Campground sits along the banks of Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just seven miles from Carthage, Tennessee. The lake was named after Cordell Hull, a politician that was born in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Hull is best known for being the longest running secretary of state in American history, serving for 11 years. Click here for a virtual tour of the Cordell Hull Lake facilities.

    Recreation

    The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and boasts 381 miles of shoreline, offering countless recreational activities for visitors. Anglers enjoy fishing for white bass, rockfish, largemouth bass, catfish, shad and crappie. Boating, sailing, water skiing and jet skiing are popular activities on the water, and boat ramps and a marina provide easy lake access. Miles of hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead within the campground. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.

    Facilities

    The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and boasts 381 miles of shoreline, offering countless recreational activities for visitors. Anglers enjoy fishing for white bass, rockfish, largemouth bass, catfish, shad and crappie. Boating, sailing, water skiing and jet skiing are popular activities on the water, and boat ramps and a marina provide easy lake access. Miles of hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead within the campground. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.

    Natural Features

    Cordell Hull Lake is situated among rolling hills covered in a mix of shady maple, hickory, oak, beech and chestnut trees. Summer temperatures range from the 60s to the 90s. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Whitetail deer, wild turkey, quail, squirrels, rabbits and a wide variety of waterfowl are commonly seen throughout the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    The historic town of Granville, Tennessee, is 25 miles from the campground. Visitors enjoy celebrating the town's Heritage Day annually in May. Events include the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, antique car and tractor shows and Civil War living history presentations.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

    4.

    Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

    12 Reviews
    18 Photos
    61 Saves
    Albany, Kentucky

    This recreation area is part of Dale Hollow Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $31 - $41 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Campground

    5.

    Kendall Campground

    19 Reviews
    72 Photos
    77 Saves
    Jamestown, Kentucky

    Overview

    Kendall Campground is located at 80 Kendall Road, south of Jamestown, Kentucky, just below Wolf Creek Dam, which forms beautiful Lake Cumberland. Click here for the Lake Cumberland virtual tour.

    Recreation

    Lake Cumberland is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River. Its large surface acreage and over 1,200 miles of shoreline provide a myriad of recreational activities. Kendall Campground offers visitors convenient access to a cold water trout stream, making it a popular fishing destination. The stream is well-stocked with rainbow, brook and brown trout. Whispering Pines Trail, located within the campground, is a non-strenuous trail approximately half a mile long.

    Facilities

    Lake Cumberland is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River. Its large surface acreage and over 1,200 miles of shoreline provide a myriad of recreational activities. Kendall Campground offers visitors convenient access to a cold water trout stream, making it a popular fishing destination. The stream is well-stocked with rainbow, brook and brown trout. Whispering Pines Trail, located within the campground, is a non-strenuous trail approximately half a mile long.

    Natural Features

    The campground overlooks the river, offering sweeping scenic views. Dense stands of mature hardwoods forest the site, offering scenic views, pleasant shade and wildlife habitat. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, the lake provides varied outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.

    Nearby Attractions

    Wolf Creek Dam National Fish Hatchery is within walking distance of the campground. It is open year-round and offers free tours to the public and an excellent Environmental Education Center. Click here for more information. Lake Cumberland State Park is just 6.5 miles from the campground. This beautiful park offers fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mini golf, disc golf and boat rentals. Birders enjoy the park for its exceptional viewing prospects of raptors, songbirds and waterfowl. Grider Hill Marina and Resort is 25 minutes away, with boat rentals, a restaurant and general store. Jamestown Marina & Resort is 25 minutes away, with boat rentals, a restaurant and general store. State Dock Marina is 8 miles away, with boat rentals, snack bar and general store.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

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    Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

    40 Reviews
    129 Photos
    82 Saves
    Rugby, Tennessee

    Overview

    Bandy Creek is a spacious and modern campground, situated in The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area--a vast and scenic expanse of land that offers visitors countless recreational activities.

    Recreation

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. A swimming pool, along with on-site volleyball court, playgrounds and ball fields, make Bandy Creek an ideal spot for families. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Facilities

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. A swimming pool, along with on-site volleyball court, playgrounds and ball fields, make Bandy Creek an ideal spot for families. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Natural Features

    The Big South Fork is located in north central Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky in some of the most rugged terrain of the Cumberland Plateau. The park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres including rocky gorges and forested plateaus. Numerous pristine streams unite with the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Over thousands of years, ceaselessly moving water has carved the sandstone of the plateau into impressive cliffs, arches and chimneys, which are found throughout the park.

    Nearby Attractions

    Located just under 20 miles from Bandy Creek is the Blue Heron Mine, also known as Mine 18, a historic abandoned mining town that has been rebuilt as an outdoor museum. Visitors can hear audio presentations from actual people who lived in the community in the 1950s.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $140 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake - Primitive Camping — Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake - Primitive Camping — Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake - Primitive Camping — Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake - Primitive Camping — Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake - Primitive Camping — Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake - Primitive Camping — Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

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    Dale Hollow Lake - Primitive Camping — Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

    8 Reviews
    60 Photos
    56 Saves
    Hilham, Tennessee

    Overview

    Dale Hollow Lake Primitive Camping is a unique series of 32 locations with a total of over 70 individually designated family campsites dispersed over 620 miles of shoreline. Campsites are located in both the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. Primitive camping offers a unique rustic lake front camping experience. Remote locations along the shoreline offer campers a peaceful nature experience. Most designated tent sites are accessible only by boat; while a few can be reached by country road.__ Campers are advised that these areas are remote, primitive sites. Toilets are vault/pit type outhouses. Campers desiring on-site attendant, security and law enforcement services are encouraged to use developed campgrounds where such services are provided. These services are not provided for primitive camping.

    Recreation

    Dale Hollow Lake, with its crystal clear water and forested hillsides, is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Dale Hollow is renowned for its fishing opportunities and holds the world record for smallmouth bass and is known as a trophy smallmouth lake. Boating and water skiing are popular activities, and with 27,700 surface acres of water and 620 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of space for campers to explore the lake.

    Facilities

    Dale Hollow Lake, with its crystal clear water and forested hillsides, is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Dale Hollow is renowned for its fishing opportunities and holds the world record for smallmouth bass and is known as a trophy smallmouth lake. Boating and water skiing are popular activities, and with 27,700 surface acres of water and 620 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of space for campers to explore the lake.

    Natural Features

    Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was completed in 1943. Although the dam was built for flood control and power generation, it has now become a recreational oasis for more than 3 million visitors each year. The dam is located on the Obey River, about three miles east of Celina, Tennessee. Surrounded by a thick expanse of forest, the clear blue lake creates a stunning scenic backdrop for a variety of water and land recreational activities. In the late fall through early spring, the American bald eagle can be spotted flying overhead or perched on low-lying limbs. Dale Hollow hosts the second-largest wintering eagle population in the states of Tennessee and Kentucky.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Full rules and reservation policies for fees associated with changes and cancellations can be found at https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies__ There is no fee to make a reservation. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. A $10 service fee may be charged to changes made to an existing reservation (see full policies for when this is applicable). A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night___s recreation fee for a campsite. Applicable fees, including service/cancellation fees and change fees, are non-refundable and subject to change. No refunds for recreation use fees may be made locally at the lake.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian

    $5 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Damsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Damsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Damsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Damsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Damsite
    Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Damsite

    8.

    Dale Hollow Damsite

    7 Reviews
    56 Photos
    38 Saves
    Hilham, Tennessee

    Overview

    Dale Hollow Damsite is a quiet, peaceful campground in the green hills of Tennessee. The campground is a popular area for families, with an abundance of amenities and recreational activities available. In the late fall through early spring the American Bald Eagle can be spotted flying overhead or perched on low-lying limbs. Dale Hollow hosts the second-largest wintering eagle population in the states of Tennessee and Kentucky.

    Recreation

    Dale Hollow is renowned for its fishing opportunities. In addition to yielding the world record smallmouth bass and being known as a trophy smallmouth lake, the Obey River below Dale Hollow Dam is also known for excellent rainbow and brown trout fishing. Boating and water skiing are also popular activities, and with 27,700 surface acres of water and 620 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of space for campers to explore the lake. Secluded tie-ups are located around the shore, offering campers a peaceful nature experience. A one-mile paved walking and biking trail winds through forest, along streamside and past a rolling meadow. The Red Oak Ridge Trail is about nine miles away and hosts 18 miles of trails, mainly developed for horseback riding, but the area is available to hikers as well. The Accordian Bluff Hiking Trail is a 7.5 mile one-way trail which ascends to a ridge-top and back down to the shoreline of Dale Hollow Lake. It is an ideal trail for birders and wildflower enthusiasts and connects both Lillydale and Willow Grove Campgrounds. Trail access is located approximately 30 miles from Dale Hollow Dam Campground.

    Facilities

    Dale Hollow is renowned for its fishing opportunities. In addition to yielding the world record smallmouth bass and being known as a trophy smallmouth lake, the Obey River below Dale Hollow Dam is also known for excellent rainbow and brown trout fishing. Boating and water skiing are also popular activities, and with 27,700 surface acres of water and 620 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of space for campers to explore the lake. Secluded tie-ups are located around the shore, offering campers a peaceful nature experience. A one-mile paved walking and biking trail winds through forest, along streamside and past a rolling meadow. The Red Oak Ridge Trail is about nine miles away and hosts 18 miles of trails, mainly developed for horseback riding, but the area is available to hikers as well. The Accordian Bluff Hiking Trail is a 7.5 mile one-way trail which ascends to a ridge-top and back down to the shoreline of Dale Hollow Lake. It is an ideal trail for birders and wildflower enthusiasts and connects both Lillydale and Willow Grove Campgrounds. Trail access is located approximately 30 miles from Dale Hollow Dam Campground.

    Natural Features

    Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was completed in 1943. Although the dam was built for flood control and power generation, it has now become a recreational oasis for more than 3 million visitors each year. The dam is located on the Obey River, about 3 miles east of Celina, Tennessee. Surrounded by a thick expanse of forest, the clear blue lake creates a stunning scenic backdrop for a variety of water and land recreational activities.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery sits adjacent to the campground. Operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the hatchery is the largest federal trout hatchery east of the Mississippi, producing 1.5 million trout annually. The hatchery is open to visitors daily.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Full rules and reservation policies for fees associated with changes and cancellations can be found at https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies__ There is no fee to make a reservation. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. A $10 service fee may be charged to changes made to an existing reservation (see full policies for when this is applicable). Day of arrival cancellations or adjustments must be made by calling the park. A customer who cancels a standard campsite reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Customers who cancel a group overnight campsite reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. Customers who cancel a group day-use facility reservation (picnic shelter) less than 14 days before the arrival date will forfeit the total day-use fee. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night___s recreation fee for a campsite or forfeit the entire day-use fee for a day-use facility. Applicable fees, including service/cancellation fees and change fees, are non-refundable and subject to change. No refunds for recreation use fees may be made at the campground. Early departures must depart and drop their tag before the checkout time in order to receive a refund for the unused day.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground

    9.

    COE Cordell Hull Lake Salt Lick Creek Campground

    13 Reviews
    19 Photos
    30 Saves
    Granville, Tennessee

    Overview

    Salt Lick Creek Campground is located on Cordell Hull Lake on the Cumberland River System, just 10 miles from Gainesboro, TN. The lake itself was named after one of America's outstanding statesmen and one of Tennessee's finest volunteers. Hull was born in a log cabin in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. Families and friends enjoy coming to the lake for boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, and relaxing in the outdoors.Click here for a virtual tour of the Cordell Hull Lake facilities.

    Recreation

    The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and has 381 miles of shoreline, offering recreational activities for just about any type of visitor. Anglers enjoy fishing for white bass, rockfish, largemouth bass, catfish, shad and crappie. Boating, sailing, water skiing, and jet skiing are popular activities on the water. Many miles of hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead in nearby Defeated Creek Park. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.

    Facilities

    The 12,000-acre lake stretches 72 miles upstream and has 381 miles of shoreline, offering recreational activities for just about any type of visitor. Anglers enjoy fishing for white bass, rockfish, largemouth bass, catfish, shad and crappie. Boating, sailing, water skiing, and jet skiing are popular activities on the water. Many miles of hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking trails surround the lake. The 6-mile Bearwaller Gap Trail has a trailhead in nearby Defeated Creek Park. Other trails in the area include the Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Bear Wheels Trail.

    Natural Features

    Cordell Hull Lake is situated among rolling hills wooded with a mixture of shady maple, hickory, oak, beech and chestnut trees. Summer temperatures range from the 60s to the 90s. Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Whitetail deer, wild turkeys, quail, squirrels, rabbits, and a wide variety of waterfowl are commonly seen throughout the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    The historic town of Granville, TN is a 45-minute drive from the campground. Visitors enjoy celebrating the town's Heritage Day in May. Events include the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, antique car and tractor shows, and Confederate Civil War living history presentations.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lillydale Campground And Day Use
    Camper-submitted photo from Lillydale Campground And Day Use
    Camper-submitted photo from Lillydale Campground And Day Use
    Camper-submitted photo from Lillydale Campground And Day Use
    Camper-submitted photo from Lillydale Campground And Day Use
    Camper-submitted photo from Lillydale Campground And Day Use

    10.

    Lillydale Campground And Day Use

    5 Reviews
    65 Photos
    99 Saves
    Byrdstown, Tennessee

    Overview

    Lillydale Campground and Recreation Area is located along the shores of Dale Hollow Lake in the hills of Tennessee.

    Recreation

    Dale Hollow is renowned for its fishing opportunities. In addition to yielding the world record smallmouth bass and being known as a trophy smallmouth lake, the Obey River below Dale Hollow Dam is also known for excellent rainbow and brown trout fishing. Boating and water skiing are also popular activities, and with 27,700 surface acres of water and 620 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of space for campers to explore the lake. Secluded tie-ups are located around the shore, offering campers a peaceful nature experience. The campground is surrounded by a dense canopy of forest, and a hiking trail snakes through the landscape and along the lake shore. Lillydale hosts the best lake view of any campground on Dale Hollow Lake, with the most waterfront campsites. The Accordian Bluff Hiking Trail is a 7.5 mile one-way trail that ascends to a ridge-top and back down to the shoreline of Dale Hollow Lake. The trail is ideal for birders and wildflower enthusiasts. This trail connects both Lillydale and Willow Grove Campgrounds and can be accessed via the trailhead located at the campground.

    Facilities

    Lillydale Campground features 112 single party campsites, one group island tent camping (double party) site, and one large group picnic shelter located in the day use. Electric hookups, drinking water, flush toilets and a dump station all create a comfortable camping experience. Two boat ramps, two volleyball courts and two swimming beaches offer additional recreational opportunities.__ Camping is limited to a 14-day stay within a 30-consecutive day period. Site Type Definitions: An RV Site is a paved/concrete site for wheeled camping units such as motorhome, fifth wheel, pull trailer and pop-up campers. RV sites are not suitable for tents. A Standard Site is one with a fine gravel surface pad. It will accommodate wheeled units and tents. A Tent Site will accommodate tents only. Group Tent Island Area Nonelectric is a group camping site (109 & 110) on the island. One fee for both sites. ATB pass discounts do not apply. View cancellation policies as group site refund policies differ from standard sites. Group Shelter Electric is the picnic shelter. For site specifics such as site measurements, parking and if the site is level, be sure to review the Information text at the bottom of each specific site page. All camping equipment and vehicles are to be located on the designated site pad or parking areas.____ General Site Notes: 30 Amp Service and Water Hookups on sites 18, 20, 23, 26, 33, 64, 68, 71, 74, 78-93 50 Amp Service and Water Hookups on sites 16-17, 19, 21-22, 24-25, 27-32, 34-63, 65-67, 69-70, 72-73, 75-77, 94-99 Accessible & Paved Site: 93 Paved Sites: 66, 67, 69, 70, 72, 73 Tent Only Sites: 2, 3, 8-15, 23, 31, 32, 34, 101-115 Island Camping Sites 110-115. Remote Park and Walk-In. No electric or water hookup on Island. Group camping site: 109 & 110; ATB pass discounts do not apply. Visitors to Campers will be charged $3 per vehicle per day. Fees are subject to change A Wi-Fi hub is provided in the vicinity of the registration center providing customers the opportunity to make calls, check weather, stay up-to-date on email, and use their mobile device for making future reservations or current reservation adjustments when the registration center is closed.

    Natural Features

    Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was completed in 1943. Although the dam was built for flood control and power generation, it has now become a recreational oasis for more than 3 million visitors each year. The dam is located on the Obey River, about 3 miles east of Celina, Tennessee. Surrounded by a thick expanse of forest, the clear blue lake creates a stunning scenic backdrop for a variety of water and land recreational activities. Centrally located on Dale Hollow near the Tennessee-Kentucky State boarder, Lillydale was named one of the National Recreation Reservation Service's Top Ten Most Scenic Campgrounds to visit. In the late fall through early spring, the American Bald Eagle can be spotted flying overhead or perched on low-lying limbs. Dale Hollow hosts the second-largest wintering eagle population in the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. For a short time surrounding the Labor Day holiday, Purple Martins put on quite a show as thousands of these birds darken the evening sky. Needing to roost, they are using the small island adjacent to Lillydale campground as a layover during their migration south.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery is located about 32 miles from the campground. Operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the hatchery is the largest federal trout hatchery east of the Mississippi, producing 1.5 million trout annually. The hatchery is open to visitors daily.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Full rules and reservation policies for fees associated with changes and cancellations can be found at https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies__ There is no fee to make a reservation. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. A $10 service fee may be charged to changes made to an existing reservation (see full policies for when this is applicable). Day of arrival cancellations or adjustments must be made by calling the park. A customer who cancels a standard campsite reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Customers who cancel a group overnight campsite reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. Customers who cancel a group day-use facility reservation (picnic shelter) less than 14 days before the arrival date will forfeit the total day-use fee. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night___s recreation fee for a campsite or forfeit the entire day-use fee for a day-use facility. Applicable fees, including service/cancellation fees and change fees, are non-refundable and subject to change. No refunds for recreation use fees may be made at the campground. Early departures must depart and drop their tag before the checkout time in order to receive a refund for the unused day.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $22 / night

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